300-pound Mets fan sued after falling on woman

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, Last Updated: 2:26 PM ET

Drunken fans at sporting events are commonplace.

It’s not out of the ordinary to see someone slurring their words or stumbling around near the end of the game. Others in attendance come to expect seeing inebriated fans getting kicked out of the stadium.

But one man may have had one too many.

According to Fox Sports, Ellen Massey is suing Timothy Cassidy -- who weighs 300 lbs. -- for falling on her and breaking her back while he was drunk at the Mets home opener in 2007.

According to Massey, Cassidy was so wasted he could barely walk and couldn’t even chant “Let’s Go Mets” or pronounce “Phillies” properly.

He was also allegedly picking fights with other fans, threatening to “kick their (expletive) ass” for not cheering for the Mets.

Massey’s lawyer Joshua Kelner said the Mets and their beer vendors should be held responsible for Massey’s injuries because they continued to serve a man who was obviously beyond his limit and failed to escort him out when he was displaying obnoxious behaviour.

However, a Mets lawyer said the crowd at that game was exceptionally rowdy and Cassidy didn’t seem to stand out any more than anyone else at the game.

“When you drop the 'L' in 'Let's Go Mets' that does not mean slurring,” Mets lawyer Carla Varriale said. “He may have been obnoxious, but that's not the same thing as challenging someone to a fight.”

'I'm going to kick your ass is not a fight?" the judge snapped back.

Nevertheless, Cassidy's lawyer, Brian O'Connor, insists that Cassidy was not drunk, but that he was pushed by another patron who was apparently mad at him for paying more attention to his Blackberry than the game.


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